Hartridge Ltd Blog

The New Health & Safety

Posted by Becca Knight on November 11, 2020

At Hartridge health and safety is familiar territory for us. It’s a fact of our business that from time to time we work with safety risks that cannot be avoided or mitigated completely. In these cases the task still needs to be done but with additional PPE to assist us. These tasks can involve heavy lifting, operating machinery, and handling chemical substances.

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Topics: workshop challenges, workshop safety, recover together, covid 19, health & safety, PPE

On The Road Again

Posted by Becca Knight on November 11, 2020

Its such a drastic, hopeless situation that now is the time to call it a day, declare defeat, and shut up the garage for good. It feels like all your customers have abandoned their cars on the side of the road, like some kind of derelict highway scene from a zombie movie. It was going to be tough enough in the face of forthcoming prohibition of petrol & diesel vehicle sales, but now coronavirus has sent shockwaves across the entire automotive industry. What was the true extent of our apocalyptic-scale stoppage of vehicle usage? And how do we get on the road again?

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Topics: workshop challenges, recover together, covid 19, on the road again

The Next Generation Needs You

Posted by Becca Knight on November 11, 2020

It feels pretty strange out there in the automotive world. Like many other industries, teetering on the edge of collapse and recovery. Treading a fine line between being part of the world we cannot live without and yet could all go under before we have balance restored. 

It can feel like all the opportunities the business needs to keep operating are all but gone, and if they weren’t already, then the stop-start nature of the covid-19 restrictions and relaxations will definitely do it. However, don’t lose hope just yet; the next generation needs your workshop.

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Topics: workshops, workshop challenges, recover together, Next generation vehicle, ways to serve your customers

Whats the biggest workshop challenge? Poll Results

Posted by Becca Knight on January 16, 2018

We always want to know more about the needs of the vehicle workshop so that we can keep applying this approach to our product development. We recently ran polls on our website and on our social media to ask ‘What is the biggest workshop challenge?’

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Topics: heavy duty workshops, vehicle workshops, biggest workshop challenge, workshop challenges

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